Board Members

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(As of March 30, 2021)

Directors

Ichiro Otsuka

Chairman and Representative Director

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Born February 15, 1965

Apr. 1987 Joined Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
Jun. 1997 Executive Director, Director of Consumer Products Development Division, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jun. 1998 Managing Director, responsible for Consumer Products, Publicity, Promotion and Development Division, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Dec. 2001 Executive Director, Research and Development, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
May 2002 Representative Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
Dec. 2003 Executive Deputy President and Representative Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
Dec. 2004 President and Representative Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
Jul. 2008 Executive Director, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2010 Executive Deputy President and Executive Director, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2014 Representative Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc. Vice Chairman and Representative Director, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2015 Executive Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (current)
Chairman, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc. (current)
Chairman and Representative Director, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)

Tatsuo Higuchi

President and Representative Director, CEO

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Born June 14, 1950

Mar. 1977 Joined Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jun. 1998 Senior Managing Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Pharmavite)
Nov. 1998 Executive Deputy President and Executive Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jun. 1999 Executive Director, responsible for U.S. Business, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2000 President and Representative Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2008 Executive Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jul. 2008 President and Representative Director, CEO, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)
Dec. 2011 Executive Director, Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd.
Feb. 2015 President and Representative Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2020 Chairman and Representative Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (current)

Yoshiro Matsuo

Senior Managing Director

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Born November 3, 1960

Apr. 1985 Joined Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jan. 2003 Vice President, Associate General Manager of the General Affairs Department, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2006 Vice President, General Manager of the General Affairs Department, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Nov. 2007 Senior Vice President, General Manager of the General Affairs Department with additional responsibility for Legal Affairs and External Relations, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jul. 2008 Managing Director, Corporate Administration, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2016 Senior Managing Director, Corporate Administration, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Jan. 2017 Executive Director, Otsuka Medical Devices Co., Ltd. (current)
Mar. 2019 Senior Managing Director, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)

Yuko Makino

Executive Director, CFO

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Born October 23, 1961

Apr. 1982 Joined Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Apr. 1996 Joined Baxter Limited
Apr. 2000 Joined Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2015 Director of the Corporate Finance & Accounting Department, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Sep. 2016 Vice President, Director of the Corporate Finance & Accounting Department, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Vice President, Director of Accounting Department, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2017 Vice President, Director of the Tax Department, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Vice President, Director of the Finance & Accounting Department, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2018 Executive Director, Corporate Finance, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2019 Executive Director, CFO, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)

Shuichi Takagi

Executive Director, Business Portfolio Management

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Born January 3, 1966

Apr. 1989 Joined Tobishima Corporation
Sep. 1995 Joined Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Aug. 2002 Finance Department of OIAA Division, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jul. 2003 Corporate Finance & Accounting Department, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2015 Vice President responsible for India Business, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
May 2015 CEO, Claris Otsuka Private Limited (now Otsuka Pharmaceutical India Private Limited)
Jan. 2019 Senior Vice President, President’s Office, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2019 Executive Director, Finance and Business Portfolio Management, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (current)
Executive Director, Business Portfolio Management, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)

Sadanobu Tobe

Executive Director

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Born April 18, 1941

Apr. 1976 Senior Managing Director and Representative Director, Shinko Foods Co., Ltd. (now Otsuka Foods Co., Ltd.)
Jul. 1993 Executive Deputy President and Representative Director, Otsuka Foods Co., Ltd.
Nov. 2004 Executive Deputy President and Representative Director, Otsuka Chemical Holdings Co., Ltd. (now Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd.)
May 2006 President and Representative Director, Otsuka Chemical Holdings Co., Ltd.
Jul. 2008 Executive Director, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2009 Vice Chairman and Representative Director, Otsuka Foods Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2011 Chairman and Representative Director, Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2012 Vice Chairman, Otsuka Foods Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2013 Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Nov. 2013 President and Representative Director, Otsuka Foods Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2014 Executive Director, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)
Mar. 2018 Chairman, Otsuka Foods Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2019 Executive Director, Otsuka Foods Co., Ltd. (current)

Masayuki Kobayashi

Executive Director

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Born July 10, 1966

April 1989 Joined The Daiwa Bank, Ltd. (now Resona Bank, Limited)
Oct. 1993 Joined Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Aug. 2002 President, Taiho Pharma USA, Inc. (now Taiho Oncology, Inc.)
Sep. 2003 Executive Director, Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2010 President and CEO, Otsuka America, Inc.
Apr. 2012 President and Representative Director, Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (current)
Executive Director, Taiho Pharma USA, Inc.
Apr. 2014 Chairman, Taiho Oncology, Inc. (current)
Mar. 2017 Executive Director, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)

Noriko Tojo

Executive Director

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Born February 28, 1964

Apr. 1987 Joined Goldman Sachs (Japan) Corporation
Aug. 1991 Joined Shearson Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Jul. 2002 Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company, Japan Office
Jun. 2006 Director, Intel Capital Japan, Intel Corporation
Aug. 2008 Managing Director, Corporate Development, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Feb. 2011 Executive Director, Otsuka Medical Devices Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2012 President and CEO, Otsuka America, Inc.
Aug. 2015 Executive Director and CEO, Pharmavite LLC
Jan. 2017 President and Representative Director, Otsuka Medical Devices Co., Ltd. (current)
May 2017 Executive Director, Otsuka America, Inc.
Aug. 2017 Chairman, Pharmavite LLC
Mar. 2018 Executive Director, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)

Makoto Inoue

Executive Director

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Born August 9, 1958

Apr. 1983 Joined Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2008 Vice President, General Manager of Diagnostic Division, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2009 Senior Vice President, Deputy General Manager of Pharmaceutical Business Division, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2015 Executive Director, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Nutraceuticals Business Division, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2015 Executive Director, Pharmavite LLC
Mar. 2017 Managing Director, Nutraceuticals Business, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Sep. 2017 Executive Director, Daiya Foods Inc.
Mar. 2018 Senior Managing Director, Nutraceuticals Business, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2018 Chairman, Nardobel SAS
Mar. 2019 Executive Deputy President and Executive Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2020 President and Representative Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (current)
Executive Director, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)

Yukio Matsutani

Outside Director

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Born October 20, 1949

Apr. 1975 Intern, Pediatric Department, St. Luke’s International Hospital
Oct. 1981 Joined Ministry of Health and Welfare (now Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
Aug. 2005 Director-General, Health Policy Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Aug. 2007 Director, National Sanatorium Tama Zenshoen
Apr. 2012 President, National Institute of Public Health
Dec. 2015 Vice President, International University of Health and Welfare (current)
Mar. 2016 Outside Director, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)
Jun. 2019 President, Japan Public Health Association (current)

Ko Sekiguchi

Outside Director

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Born May 4, 1948

Apr. 1973 Joined Mitsubishi Corporation
May 1990 Joined The Boston Consulting Group
Jan. 1996 General Manager of Sterrad Business Division, Johnson & Johnson Medical K. K. (now Johnson & Johnson K. K. Medical Company)
Nov. 1998 President and Representative Director, Janssen Kyowa Co., Ltd. (now Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K.)
Jul. 2009 Chairman and Director, Janssen Kyowa Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2009 Supreme Advisor, Janssen Kyowa Co., Ltd.
Jan. 2011 Representative Director, DIA Japan (now SH DIA Japan)
Apr. 2012 Outside Director, N.I.C. Corporation (now Solasto Corporation) (current)
Mar. 2014 Outside Director, Kenedix, Inc.
Mar. 2018 Outside Director, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)

Yoshihisa Aoki

Outside Director

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Born January 17, 1952

Apr. 1974 Joined Itochu Corporation
Jun. 2003 Executive Officer, Itochu Corporation
Apr. 2009 Managing Executive Officer, President, Food Company, Itochu Corporation
Apr. 2010 Member of the Board, Senior Managing Executive Officer, President, Food Company, Itochu Corporation
Mar. 2017 Administrative Officer, Itochu Corporation (current)
Jun. 2017 Outside Director, Arata Corporation (current)
Mar. 2019 Outside Director, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)

Mayo Mita

Outside Director

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Born October 14, 1960

Apr. 1983 Joined Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co., Ltd. (now Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.)
Jan. 1989 Equity Research Division (Healthcare), Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co., Ltd.
Dec. 2000 Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co., Ltd.
Dec. 2013 Senior Advisor, Investment Banking Business Unit (Healthcare), Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2020 Outside Director, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Yozo Toba

Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member

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Born March 16, 1957

Apr. 1979 Joined Otsuka Chemical Holdings Co., Ltd. (now Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd.)
Jan. 1995 Director, Information Center, Otsuka Chemical Holdings Co., Ltd.
Jan. 2006 CFO, Trocellen GmbH
May 2009 Operating Officer, Information System Department, Otsuka Chemical Holdings Co., Ltd. (now Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd.)
Jun. 2009 Corporate Officer, Director of IT, Corporate Finance & Accounting Department, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Dec. 2011 Executive Director, Corporate Administration, Accounting and IT, Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2015 Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance & Accounting and Corporate Service Department, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2018 Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)
Mar. 2019 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd. (current)

Hiroshi Sugawara

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

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Born March 13, 1970

Oct. 1997 Joined Chuo Audit Corporation
Oct. 2000 Joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (now Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC)
Feb. 2006 Vice President, Will Capital Management Co., Ltd. (current)
Jun. 2010 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)
Jun. 2012 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2013 Outside Director, Nippon Parking Development Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2016 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (current)

Yoko Wachi

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

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Born April 29, 1960

Apr. 1989 Registered as an attorney at law (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
Joined Kajitani Law Offices (current)
Jun. 2015 Corporate Auditor, Nichias Corporation
Mar. 2016 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)
Jun. 2019 Outside Director, Nichias Corporation (current)

Kazuo Takahashi

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

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Born December 3, 1951

Apr. 1975 Joined Ebara-Udylite Co., Ltd. (now JCU Corporation)
Mar. 1986 Executive Director, Strategic Planning, RA Institute Co., Ltd.
Nov. 1992 Executive Director, General Manager of the System Division, Sunkus & Associates, Inc.
Oct. 2004 Executive Director, Head of the Information System Division, Circle K Sunkus Co., Ltd.
May 2006 Executive Director, Chief of the Management Strategy Office, the Customer & Franchisee Relations Office, and the Internal Control & Environmental Management Office, Circle K Sunkus Co., Ltd.
May 2008 Executive Director, Head of Area Franchise, Circle K Sunkus Co., Ltd.
May 2010 Executive Director, Head of Information Systems Division, Circle K Sunkus Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2018 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (current)
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